Habakkuk 1

Habakkuk 1
1

The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.

2

O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

3

Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.

4

Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

5

Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

6

For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not their's.

7

They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

8

Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

9

They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

10

And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.

11

Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.

12

Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

13

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

14

And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

15

They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

16

Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.

17

Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?


The King James version of the Bible. 1611.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • HABAKKUK — (Heb. חֲבַקּוּק; cf, Akk. ḫambaququ or ḫhabbaququ, a fragrant herb), prophet at the time of the chaldeans ascent to power in the early seventh century B.C.E. (Hab. 1:6), a time apparently after the Egyptian defeat at Carchemish (Jer. 46:2) and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Habakkuk — 1 Habakkuk 2 Habakkuk 3 …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Habakkuk — • Article on the minor prophet of the Old Testament, and his book Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Habakkuk — [hab′ə kuk΄, hə bak′ək] n. [Heb Ḥabhaqqūq, prob. < ḥābaq, to embrace] Bible 1. a Hebrew prophet of c. 7th cent. B.C. 2. the book containing his prophecies: abbrev. Hab or Hb …   English World dictionary

  • Habakkuk — This article is about Habakkuk, a biblical prophet. For other uses, see Habakkuk (disambiguation). An 18th century Russian icon of the prophet Habakkuk (Iconostasis of Transfiguration Church, Kizhi monastery, Karelia, Russia) …   Wikipedia

  • Habakkuk — noun 1. a Hebrew minor prophet • Instance Hypernyms: ↑prophet 2. an Old Testament book telling Habakkuk s prophecies • Syn: ↑Habacuc, ↑Book of Habakkuk • Instance Hypernyms: ↑book …   Useful english dictionary

  • Habakkuk — /heuh bak euhk, hab euh kuk , kook /, n. 1. a Minor Prophet of the 7th century B.C. 2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Hab. Also, Douay Bible, Habacuc. * * * flourished 6th or 7th century BC One of the 12 Minor Prophets of the Hebrew …   Universalium

  • Habakkuk 3 — 1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth. 2 O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. 3 God came from Teman, and… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Habakkuk (disambiguation) — Habakkuk was a biblical prophet, from which the name originates.The Book of Habakkuk is the book of the Hebrew Bible written by that prophet.Habbakuk may also refer to:* Habakkuk Commentary, a Dead Sea scroll * Project Habakkuk, a never completed …   Wikipedia

  • HABAKKUK, PROPHECY OF — HABAKKUK, PROPHECY OF, book attributed to Habakkuk, in an appendix to the sixth century lists of Apocrypha, the Stichometry of Nicephorus and that of Pseudo Athanasius. It is mentioned together with works of Baruch, Ezekiel, and Daniel. Further,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”